Moving Image Arts – Past Questions

Question 1
Examine the following sequence. How does the director use camera technique, editing and sound to create a mood of panic and terror?
Runaway Jury (2003) Director: Gary Fleder
DVD Chapter 2
Timecode: 00:03:11–00:04:17

Study the following expressionist sequence. Discuss the contribution of three of the following elements of film language to conveying the confusion and disorientation of the main character. Camera technique: Editing: Cinematography: Mise-en-scene: Sound (including music).
Lady From Shanghai (1947) Director: Orson Welles
DVD Chapter 26
Timecode: 01:57:35–01:59:08

Study the following sequence that is set in a war-zone. How does the director use camera technique, editing and sound (including music) to create tension and suspense?
Ana’s Playground (2009) Director: Eric D. Howell
(Short Film)
Timecode: 06:16:12-07:28:03

Study the following sequence. How does the director use camera technique, editing and sound (including music) to convey the terrifying experience of the accident?
Frida (2002) Director: Julie Taymor
DVD Chapter 3
Timecode: 00:08:57 – 00:10:04

Study the following sequence. Discuss the contribution of any three of the following elements of film language to creating a mood of fear and mounting terror. Camera technique: Editing: Cinematography: Mise-en-scene: Sound (including music).
Millions (2004)
Director: Danny Boyle
DVD Chapter 15
Timecode: 00:58:48-00:01:06
Study the following sequence. How does the director use camera technique, editing and sound (including music) to convey the atmosphere of a dream?
Code 46 (2003)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Timecodes: 00:05:06-00:05:29 / 00:26:07-00:26:35
Study the following sequence. How does the director use camera technique, editing and sound to convey the emotional experience of a war-zone?
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
DVD Chapter 2
Timecode: 00:03:57-00:04:49

Question 2
Study the following sequence. How does the director use camera technique, mise-en-scene and sound (including music) to convey the subjective experience of the cellist?
Hilary and Jackie (1998) Director: Anand Tucker
DVD Chapter 14
Timecode: 01:23:20–01:24:46

Study the following sequence. How does the director use narrative style, camera
technique and editing to create a fast-moving scene?
The Secret Language (2005) Director: Brian Durnin
(Short Film)
Timecode: 00:07:16–00:08:05

Examine the following sequence which is set in a futuristic police state. Discuss the
contribution of three of the following film language elements to the creation of mood and emotion. Camera technique: Editing: Cinematography: Mise-en-scene: Sound (including music).
Brazil (1985) Director: Terry Gilliam
DVD Chapter 19
Timecode: 01:59:18-02:00:24

Examine the following sequence. Discuss the contribution of three of the following elements of film language in creating the mood of this scene. Camera technique: Editing: Cinematography: Mise-en-scene: Sound (including music).
Little Otik (2000) Director: Jan Svankmajer
DVD Chapter 16
Timecode: 01:38:57 – 01:40:09

Examine the following sequence. We are made aware of Tracy’s view of herself and how her teacher sees her. Show how the director uses film language to present these contrasting views.
Election (1999)
Director: Alexander Payne
DVD Chapter 1
Timecode: 00:06:23-00:07:51

Examine the following sequence. Discuss how the director employs an expressionist style to draw the viewer into a nightmare.
The Small Black Room (1949)
Directors: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
DVD Chapter 11
Timecodes: 00:52:36-00:54:04

Examine the following sequence. Discuss the contribution of three of the following elements of film language to creating the mood of this scene. Camera:Editing:Cinematography:Mise-en-scene:Sound(including music).
Brazil (1985)
Director: Terry Gilliam
DVD Chapter 8
Timecodes: 01:02:33-01:02:51 / 01:03:46-01:04:42 / 01:11:50-01:12:26

Question 3
Study the following animated sequence. Discuss how three of the following areas of film language convey the disturbing mood of this sequence: camera technique; editing; cinematography; mise-en-scene; sound (including music).
Alma (2009) Director: Rodrigo Blaas
(Short Animated Film)
Timecode: 00:02:26–00:04:20

Study the following animated sequence. How does the director use camera technique, editing and sound (including music) to convey the changing mood of this scene?
Monster House (2006) Director: Gil Kenan
DVD Chapter 1
Timecode: 00:02:20–00:03:42

Study the following animated sequence. How does the director use mise-en-scene, lighting and sound (including music) to depict the dark fantasies of a young boy?
Vincent (1982) Director: Tim Burton
(Short Animated Film)
Timecode: 00:01:56-00:03:12

Study the following animated sequence. How does the director use film language to generate tension and suspense?
Renaissance (2006) Director: Christian Volckman
DVD Chapter 1
Timecode: 00:02:58 – 00:03:47

Study the following animated parody of opera. How does the director use mise-en-scene, cinematography and sound (including music) to express emotion?
What’s Opera Doc? (1957)
Director: Chuck Jones
(from Warner Brothers compilation DVD Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2 (2005):
Disk 2 Looney Tunes All Stars: on Stage and Screen – Film Number 14)
Timecode: 00:05:14-00:06:31

Study the following sequence. How does the animator play with the conventions of the horror genre for comic effect?
Cape Feare (1993) Director: Rich Moore
Episode 2 from Season 5 of the TV series The Simpsons (1989)
Creator: Matt Groening
Timecode: TBC

“Duck Amuck, directed by Chuck Jones, is the perfect example of a cartoon which is wholly selfconscious and reveals all the aspects of its construction.” Study the following sequence. How does the animator break the rules of classical storytelling for comic effect?
Duck Amuck (1951)
Director: Chuck Jones
(from Warner Brothers compilation DVD Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1 (2004): Disk 2
Best of Daffy & Porky – Film Number 1)
Timecodes: 00:00:27-00:01:02 / 00:01:45-00:02:26 / 00:03:50-00:04:15

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